Open Source XYplorer Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to XYplorer is Double Commander, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to XYplorer and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to XYplorer are Midnight Commander (Free, Open Source), Dolphin File Manager (Free, Open Source), Thunar (Free, Open Source) and Far Manager (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 24, 2021

    1. Double Commander is a cross-platform open source file manager with two panels side by side. It is inspired by Total Commander and features some new ideas.
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      Most users think Double Commander is a great alternative to XYplorer.
    2. GNU Midnight Commander is a visual file manager, licensed under GNU General Public License and therefore qualifies as Free Software.
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    3. Dolphin is a file manager for KDE focusing on usability. Has three view modes: Icon, Detail and it used to have Column View like in Finder (it is not available in current version due to problems with maintaibility). Supports FTP, SCP and other protocols. Highly configurable.
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    4. Thunar is a new modern file manager for the Xfce Desktop Environment. Thunar has been designed from the ground up to be fast and easy-to-use. Its user interface is clean and intuitive, and does not include any confusing or useless options.
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    5. Meet Files, an enthusiast take on what Windows File Explorer explorer should be. Files is the modern file manager you always wanted. It's packed with features such as fluent design, tabs, layout modes, and much more.
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    6. Tablacus Explorer is a tabbed file manager with Add-on support.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • PortableApps.com
      Explorer++ is a free file manager for Windows. Available on Windows XP and above, it features the same familiar interface as Windows Explorer, while introducing several enhancements and improvements for a much richer file browsing experience.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • BSD
      • Java
      muCommander is a lightweight, cross-platform file manager with a dual-pane interface. It runs on any operating system with Java support (Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, *BSD, Solaris...).
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    7. JumpFm is a minimalistic dual panel file manager (currently released only for Windows, Mac, and Linux) that lets you navigate your file system very efficiently. Mac releases can be found at .
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